Hood and rope put on UNC statue

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The intent of the incident by an anonymous person or persons wasn’t clear.

The statue of a Confederate Army soldier was erected on campus in 1913 as a memorial to the more than 300 UNC students who died in the Civil War.

Sculptor John Wilson intended the soldier to be “silent” because there is not a cartridge box on the man’s belt so he cannot fire his gun – hence the “Silent Sam” name.


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